Jimmy Fallon impersonated Sen. Bernie Sanders in a remix of Lil Nas X’s rap-country hybrid hit, “Old Town Road,” on "The Tonight Show" Monday. In the remix, which Fallon named “Old Town Hall,” the late-night host dressed as the 77-year-old self-proclaimed Democratic socialist and changed the lyrics to the viral tune. PETE DAVIDSON SAYS HE BOUGHT A HOUSE WITH HIS MOM, LIVES IN 'MAN CAVE' IN THE BASEMENT “I’m gonna talk to voters at the old town hall/I’m gonna tell ‘em we don’t need no wall/I’m gonna rant and rave about billionaires/Ain’t gonna take a break to comb my hair," Fallon sings, in part. The late-night host — who was joined by rapper Tariq Luqmaan Trotter, also known as "Black Thought" — ends the video by riding on a scooter chair, a jab at Sanders' age. BERNIE SANDERS SLAMS CRITICS CLAIMING HE'S 'TOO OLD' TO RUN: 'FOLLOW ME AROUND THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL' … [Read more...] about Jimmy Fallon channels Bernie Sanders in ‘Old Town Road’ parody
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This is a question that has to be asked: Is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders too old to run for president in 2020? Sanders, 77, along with former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, both 76, make up a trio of 70-somethings considered among the top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination. Any of them would easily be the oldest person to serve as president. The question of a second Sanders campaign for the nomination was underscored by Biden's appearance in Burlington over the weekend to promote his book. During the event, members of the audience called out, "Run!" Biden declared earlier this month that he was "the most qualified person in the country" to be president. More: VT Insights: 5 signs Bernie Sanders is running in 2020 More: Joe Biden in Burlington: He pledged to son he'd 'stay engaged' in the world Donald Trump America's oldest new president when he took office President Donald Trump was 70 when he took the … [Read more...] about VT Insights: Are Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden too old to run in 2020?
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Election night with Phil Scott, Christine Hallquist, Bernie Sanders and ... Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Senator Bernie Sanders celebrates his win at the Hilton Burlington on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. MONICA DONOVAN / for the FREE PRESS, MONICA DONOVAN / for the FREE PRESS Fullscreen Senator Bernie Sanders celebrates his win at the Hilton Burlington on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. MONICA DONOVAN / for the FREE PRESS, MONICA DONOVAN / for the FREE PRESS Fullscreen Senator Bernie Sanders celebrates his win at the Hilton Burlington on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. MONICA DONOVAN / for the FREE PRESS, MONICA DONOVAN / for the FREE PRESS Fullscreen Gov. Phil Scott celebrates his win Tuesday night at the Double Tree by Hilton in Burlington, defeating democratic challenger Christine Hallquist. RICK LEVINSON / for the FREE PRESS Fullscreen Gov. Phil Scott … [Read more...] about Vermont election results: Phil Scott, Bernie Sanders and Peter Welch win
WASHINGTON — Some of his top congressional supporters won’t commit to backing him if he runs for president again — and two may join the 2020 race themselves. A handful of former aides might work for other candidates. And Bernie Sanders’s initial standing in Iowa polls is well below the 49.6 percent he captured in nearly defeating Hillary Clinton there in 2016. Mr. Sanders may have been the runner-up in the last Democratic primary, but instead of expanding his nucleus of support, in the fashion of most repeat candidates, the Vermont senator is struggling to retain even what he garnered two years ago, when he was far less of a political star than he is today. “It’s not a given that I’m going to support Bernie just because I did before,” said Lucy Flores, a former Nevada assemblywoman who previously endorsed Mr. Sanders. “There are going to be plenty of people to look at and to listen to. I’m currently open at this point, and I … [Read more...] about For Bernie Sanders, Holding Onto Support May Be Hard in a 2020 Bid
(CNN)The Beto O'Rourke 2020 train seems to be gaining steam. Those backing other potential candidates want donors and pundits to slow their Beto roll, however. Among the most prominent critics are supporters of Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders who believes the Texan isn't progressive enough. Sanders fans have at least some reason to worry. O'Rourke or really any other candidate with outsider appeal could eat into Sanders' base of young, independent-leaning voters. If Sanders is going to win in 2020, he'll need to hold onto his support from 2016. He won more than 40% of the national primary vote, though he lost by low double-digits to Clinton nationally. To answer whether Sanders can keep his backers, we have to understand what drove voters to him. Was it the fact that he was the progressive alternative to the more mainstream Hillary Clinton? If that were the case, O'Rourke could be vulnerable to attacks about his voting record. Read More O'Rourke has voted with … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders supporters should worry about Beto O’Rourke